Before dawn.

Soft, dewy grass beneath my back,

my friend The Moon is obliterated

by an airplane coming in to land.

Where have these travelers been

I wonder.

I yearn to travel again.

To marvel at other cultures, to taste foreign foods and take photographs of ancient buildings.

Oh how sad, I regret that it will probably never happen again.

Je ne peuvent que rΓͺver de lointain rives.




38 Comments Add yours

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    So sad Cindy… that’s my motivation for getting my life back! I should be overseas now. Take care.

  2. now that is my exact feeling *sob*

  3. sonsothunder says:

    Sounds like someone else enjoys star gazing,,,Also Exhilaration!!! We used to park next to the fence @ Atlanta – Hartsfield airport and lay on the hood waiting for the next 747 to take off, or land at what seemed arms reach above our crazed teen age faces…but, that was eons ago…We didn’t really care where they were going, or where they were coming from…just thankful that they made it.
    God Bless you

    1. theonlycin says:

      Have a good weekend, Paul πŸ™‚

  4. Tandy says:

    good morning! hope you have a super weekend πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Same to you and Dave, Tandy.

  5. slpmartin says:

    Distant shores await you…you need only to make the time to live the life you deserve…do not wait…the warranty on life is not time certain my friend.

    1. theonlycin says:

      They say life begins when the children leave home and the dog dies πŸ˜‰

  6. buttercup600 says:

    I cannot agree more with what Charles said my dear friend, and you have to know that Australia and me awaits you with open arms…nothing will bring me more joy!!!! There is a quote that struck me a couple of years ago by Steve Brunkhorst, it says :- Look ahead; envision the beautiful blessings waiting on your distant shores. If you follow your personal stepping-stones with joy, love, faith and gratitude, the swiftest currents will not impede your journey. – I love you girlfriend xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      Love the quote, thanks my friend. xxx

  7. leigh says:

    You can fly. You can touch the sky πŸ˜‰

    1. theonlycin says:

      I believe I can flaaaaai …

  8. aardvarkian says:

    Good morning, Cindy. This is lovely. A touch sad, but lovely.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, aardie πŸ˜€

  9. Ne jamais dire jamais

    Ce n’est pas fini jusqu’a ce que la grosse dame chante πŸ˜€

    1. theonlycin says:

      Chanter la grosse dame, la hΓ’te !
      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      1. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  10. gospelwriter says:

    Love your poetry above, where would we be without our dreams?

    As for traveling, I’m totally with Charles & Amanda &… Don’t look at me, though, s’pretty difficult to even get me off my island – my family will attest to that. πŸ˜‰

    1. theonlycin says:

      We become the prisoners of our trappings and can no longer just book a ticket, pack a backpack and go …

  11. Jamie Dedes says:

    Yearning poem. Sympathize. Love Amanda’s quote … Sigh ….
    Hope you had a good wrap on your project, Cindy, and can kick back for the weekend. Have a good one …

    1. theonlycin says:

      The project hasn’t wrapped yet, Jamie, have an extension until the 23rd.

  12. nrhatch says:

    You’ve captured the yearning beautifully.

    Whatever our priorities in life, we must make room for them . . . or we die a bit more each day.

  13. thysleroux says:

    I’ve been to Europe and I understand the yearning to go back again … *sigh*

  14. Naomi says:

    Beautifully written, Cindy..but I definitely agree with Kate & co…pas jamais!

  15. halfp1nt says:

    Ah Cin, I’d love to leave all my responsibilities behind and just go 😦

  16. colonialist says:

    Another chance may well come…

  17. souldipper says:

    Seulement si cela est qu’une personne croit et affirme.

  18. Et pourquoi pas un autre voyage sur des rives lointaines ? Why not another journey… Never give up your dreams, Cindy. We all think of faraway shores. I do too as I follow the white trace of a plane in the sky. A lovely poem with many inspiring images.

  19. frayedges says:

    I am right there with you. I ache to travel.

  20. Paula says:

    Rivages lointains ne sont pas toujours si loin! Les rΓͺves se rΓ©alisent.

  21. Chloe says:

    Oh, I miss travelling too…but the world is our oyster still…despite other distractions in our life. We just have to keep hold of those dreams. I think that reminds me, I’m gonna go write a bucket list….haha πŸ™‚ xx

  22. Tokeloshe says:

    Well done!

    It cost just as much to put the dogs and cat in kennels per day as our daily camping fee. Madness.

    I hope you fell better soon. ;-(

  23. Kavita says:

    This is something that keeps me motivated!! Travel! Aaah… how lovely it is! Seeing and appreciating all the goodies/cultures/art… tres bien!!!

    Nicely writ, Cin!!

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